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  • Safety and Efficacy of Moderately-High Dose Turmacin® (Turmerosaccharide >10% w/w) Supplementation on Joint Discomfort in Healthy Adults - A Pilot Proof-of-Concept Single Arm Study - J Diet Suppl 2023 Feb 14 - "Turmeric is well-known for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties but 69.4% of the turmeric rhizome contains Turmerosaccharides whose clinical benefit is still unexplored. Turmacin®/NR-INF-02 is an aqueous extract of Turmeric containing Turmerosaccharides (>10%w/w) with negligible curcuminoids ... In summary, Turmacin® supplements given at a dose of 2 g/day was safe and tolerable. Similar to the previous study with low dose Turmacin®, there was a significant increase in pain threshold and decrease in the maximum pain score post intervention" - See curcumin at Amazon.com.
  • Fish consumption, omega-3 fatty acid intake, and risk of pain: the Seniors-ENRICA-1 cohort - Clin Nutr 2022 Sep 15 - "Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory and analgesic (anti-nociceptive) actions. However, the relation of habitual omega-3 fatty acid intake and fish consumption - its main food source - with pain remains largely unknown ... Higher oily fish consumption was associated with reduced pain incidence and worsening over 5 years [fully adjusted odds ratios (95% confidence interval) = 0.68 (0.50,0.94) and 0.70 (0.55,0.88) for every 25 g/day increment (1.5 servings/week), respectively]. Total and white fish consumption were not associated with pain. Higher marine omega-3 fatty acid intake was inversely associated with pain worsening [odds ratio (95% confidence interval) per 0.5 g/day increment = 0.83 (0.72,0.96)]. The corresponding associations for eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) were 0.53 (0.33,0.87) and 0.73 (0.57,0.94)" - See omega-3 supplements at Amazon.com.
  • Collagen peptide supplementation for pain and function: is it effective and if so, why? - Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 2022 Sep 1 - "Connective tissue injuries are prevalent in active and aging populations, leading to chronic pain and decreased function. Turnover of this tissue is not well understood, especially as it relates to aging and injury. Supplementation of collagen peptides has been shown to improve connective tissue recovery and pain through increased collagen production ... Collagen peptide supplementation has been shown to promote recovery, decrease pain, and improve strength and body composition when paired with resistance training. These benefits may be attributed to bioactive peptides in collagen peptide supplements" - See collagen supplements at Amazon.com.
  • Mechanisms of action of vitamin B1 (thiamine), B6 (pyridoxine), and B12 (cobalamin) in pain: a narrative review - Nutr Neurosci 2022 Feb 14 - "New evidence suggests their therapeutic potential in different pain conditions ... these vitamins regulate several inflammatory and neural mediators in nociceptive and neuropathic pain. Some of these processes include aiming the activation of the descending pain modulatory system and in specific intracellular pathways, anti-inflammatory, antioxidative and nerve regenerative effects. Moreover, recent data shows the antinociceptive, antiallodynic, and anti-hyperalgesic effects of the combination of these vitamins, as well as their synergistic effects with known analgesics. Understanding how vitamins B1, B6, and B12 affect several nociceptive mechanisms can therefore be of significance in the treatment of various pain conditions" - See B complex supplements at Amazon.com.
  • Vitamin D reduces the need for opioids in palliative cancer - Science Daily, 8/5/21 - "They received either 12 weeks of treatment with vitamin D at a relatively high dose (4000 IE/day) or a placebo ... The effects were quite small, but statistically significant and may have clinical significance for patients with vitamin D deficiency who have cancer in the palliative phase. This is the first time it has been shown that vitamin D treatment for palliative cancer patients can have an effect on both opioid-sensitive pain and fatigue" - See vitamin D at Amazon.com and vitamin D at iHerb.
  • A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial Assessing Efficacy and Safety of a Novel Low-Dose Turmeric Extract Formulation in Healthy Adults with Chronic Knee Pain - Clin Pharmacol 2021 May 21 - "subjects received either 250 mg WDTE60N capsule (150 mg curcuminoids; n = 53) or appearance-matched placebo capsule (n = 53) once daily for 90 days ... A total of 96 subjects completed the study. WDTE60N reduced VAS score from baseline (5.4 ± 0.9) to day 90 (3.8 ± 0.8) with greater mean reduction than placebo (-1.5 ± 0.7 vs -0.6 ± 0.8, p < 0.0001; 2.5 times). It also significantly improved the time taken for 80-m fast-paced walk test and 9-step stair-climb test; and improved all biomarkers compared to placebo" - [Nutra USA] - See curcumin at Amazon.com and iHerb.
  • A review of therapeutic potentials of turmeric (Curcuma longa) and its active constituent, curcumin, on inflammatory disorders, pain, and their related patents - Phytother Res 2021 Jul 26 - "Turmeric (Curcuma longa) and its constituent, curcumin, have been used for their therapeutic properties for a long time. Most of the medicinal impacts of turmeric and curcumin might be attributed to their anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, and antioxidant effects ... Several documents and patents disclosed the significance of turmeric and curcumin to apply in several therapeutic, medicinal, and pharmaceutical fields. These phytocompounds could be applied as a supplementary therapy in phytotherapy, inflammatory disorders such as arthritis, inflammatory bowel diseases, osteoarthritis, psoriasis, dermatitis, and different types of pain including neuropathic pain. However, because of inadequate clinical trials, further high-quality studies are needed to firmly establish the clinical efficacy of the plant" - See curcumin at Amazon.com and iHerb.
  • Short- and Long-Term Effects of Dietary Supplementation with Fish Oil on Inflammatory Pain in Rats - J Am Coll Nutr 2021 Jun 22 - "Dietary supplementation with fish oil is promising as a complementary therapy for inflammatory pain ... Together, these findings support that fish oil decreases inflammatory pain either when consumed during adult life or during prenatal development" - See omega-3 supplements at Amazon.com and iHerb.
  • The Effect of Perioperative Vitamin C on Postoperative Analgesic Consumption: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials - Nutrients 2020 Oct 12 - "These findings showed significant reductions in pain score and opioid requirement up to postoperative 24 h, respectively, suggesting the effectiveness of perioperative vitamin C use" - See American Health Ester-c With Citrus Bioflavonoids 500 Mg, 240 Count and and iHerb.com.
  • Supplement May Ease Sickle Cell Pain - WebMD, 7/18/18 - "Endari, a medicine-grade version of the dietary supplement L-glutamine, reduced sickle cell patients' number of acute pain crises by 25 percent compared with a placebo ... In addition, the supplement reduced hospitalizations by one-third" - See l-glutamine at Amazon.com.
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Pain From AIs -- When BMI Is 30 or More - Medscape,6/14/18 - "among patients with a BMI of 30 or greater, once-a-day omega-3 fatty acid use was associated with a 2.89-point decrease in the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) worst pain score at 24 weeks, which was the study's primary endpoint, compared with only a 1.49-point decrease with placebo use (P = .02). In other words, among the heavier women, the treatment significantly reduced pain vs placebo" - See fish oil supplements at Amazon.com.
  • Vitamin D supplementation attenuates the behavioral scores of neuropathic pain in rats - Nutr Neurosci. 2018 Feb 12:1-6 - "These results indicate that chronic vitamin D administrations can attenuate the behavioral scores of neuropathic pain in rats" - See vitamin D at Amazon.com.
  • Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Resveratrol through Classic Models in Mice and Rats - Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2017;2017:519756 - "these results indicated that RSV had potent analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities and could be a potential new drug candidate for the treatment of inflammation and pain" - See Reserveage Nutrition - Resveratrol with Pterostilbene 500mg, Cellular Age-Defying Formula, 60 veg capsules at Amazon.com.
  • Sore Back? Try Heat and Exercise First, Guidelines Say - NBC, 2/13/17 - "Given that most patients with acute or subacute low back pain improve over time regardless of treatment, clinicians and patients should select nonpharmacologic treatment with superficial heat massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation ... Exercise, multidisciplinary rehabilitation, acupuncture, mindfulness-based stress reduction, tai chi, yoga, motor control exercise, progressive relaxation, electromyography biofeedback, low level laser therapy, operant therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and spinal manipulation are shown to improve symptoms with little risk of harm ... If none of those helps, then over-the-counter drugs such as ibuprofen or naproxen can be tried, the group says. Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, has been shown in several studies to do little to help back pain"
  • A randomized, double blind placebo controlled study of efficacy and tolerability of Withaina somnifera extracts in knee joint pain - J Ayurveda Integr Med. 2016 Jul - Sep;7(3):151-15 - "Root extracts of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) are known to possess analgesic, anti-inflammatory and chondroprotective effects ... Sixty patients with knee joint pain and discomfort were randomized in a double-blind manner to W. somnifera 250 mg, W. somnifera 125 mg and placebo, all given twice daily. Assessment was done by Modified WOMAC, Knee Swelling Index (KSI), Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) at baseline and at the end of 4, 8, 12 weeks ... At the end of 12 weeks, compared to baseline and placebo, significant reductions were observed in mean mWOMAC and KSI in W. somnifera 250 mg (p < 0.001), W. somnifera 125 mg (p < 0.05) groups. VAS scores for pain, stiffness and disability were significantly reduced in W. somnifera 250 mg (p < 0.001), W. somnifera 125 mg (p < 0.01) groups. W. somnifera 250 mg group showed earliest efficacy (at 4 weeks). All treatments were well tolerated" - [Nutra USA] - See Ashwagandha at Amazon.com.
  • Corydalis yanhusuo extract for use as an adjunct medicine for low to moderate chronic pain - Science Daily, 9/14/16 - "Corydalis yanhusuo, or YHS, has widely used for centuries as a pain treatment ... YHS seems to not lose its potency over time, as happens with many analgesics ... The researchers analyzed YHS pain relief properties in mouse tests that monitor acute, persistent inflammatory and chronic neuropathic pain, respectively, while in vitro tests revealed its mechanism of action as a prominent dopamine receptor blocker. Interestingly, in mice that have no dopamine D2 receptor, YHS effect is weakened in neuropathic pain ... YHS kept its potency while morphine lost its" - See Corydalis yanhusuo at Amazon.com.
  • Vitamin D Supplementation for Pain - Medscape, 5/19/15 - "Between 50% and 80% of patients in U.S. healthcare facilities are deficient in vitamin D. Although many foods and drinks are fortified with supplementary vitamin D, the amounts are often insufficient for normal serum concentrations. Although research has demonstrated mixed results regarding pain incidence and serum vitamin D concentrations, observational and prospective studies suggest that correction of vitamin D concentrations may decrease pain of multiple origins. Vitamin D supplementation in patients with low serum concentrations may be an easy and safe way to decrease pain occurrences" - See vitamin D at Amazon.com.
  • Antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of a pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) extract rich in ellagitannins - Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2015 Mar 30:1-5 - "The present results reinforce the benefits of pomegranate (poly)phenolics in the treatment of pain as well as their anti-inflammatory properties" - Note:  It's probably another one in addition to cherry juice that's a better alternative for pain than pot where I feel most people are just claiming the pain as an excuse to get high.  See pomegranate extract at Amazon.com.
  • Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful? - WebMD, 10/14/14 - "Women with lower vitamin D levels required more pain medication than those with higher vitamin D levels, according to the study scheduled for presentation Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists in New Orleans" - See vitamin D at Amazon.com.
  • Active Vitamin D (1,25 Dihydroxyvitamin D) Is Associated With Chronic Pain in Older Australian Men: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project - J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Aug 7 - "Low 1,25D levels (<62.0 pmol/L) remained independently associated with chronic pain (odds ratio: 1.53" - See vitamin D at Amazon.com.
  • Resveratrol inhibits glycine receptor-mediated ion currents - Biol Pharm Bull. 2014;37(4):576-80 - "These results indicate that resveratrol regulates glycine receptor channel activity and that resveratrol-mediated regulation of glycine receptor channel activity is one of several cellular action mechanisms of resveratrol for pain regulation" - Note:  Resveratrol for pain relief?  Resveratrol for pain relief?  Sounds like it’s a much better choice than destroying your health (and society) and getting stoned with Mary Jane plus destroying your health just increases pain in the long run. I researched it some more and here’s a good article on it:  See:
    • Chronic Pain and Resveratrol: The Pleasure of Relief - Psychology Today, 2/6/12 - "resveratrol, a compound found in these foods, may be beneficial as a treatment for acute and chronic pain conditions ... resveratrol, a natural product found in the aforementioned foods, might be effective in the local treatment of post-surgical pain. They reasoned that activators of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) may represent a reasonable treatment option, because AMPK activators inhibit two important pathways involved in the sensitization of peripheral pain receptors ... resveratrol profoundly inhibited ERK and mTOR signaling in sensory neurons in a time- and concentration-dependent fashion. Further, interleukin-6 (IL-6) is felt to play a role in pain; again, resveratrol had an impact, potently inhibiting IL-6-mediated signaling to ERK in sensory neurons, blocking the perception of pain. And, resveratrol administered at the time of incision completely blocked the development of persistent pain sensitization, preventing the transition to a chronic pain state" - See resveratrol products at Amazon.com.
  • Vitamin D decreases pain in women with type 2 diabetes, depression - Science Daily, 12/2/13 - "Researchers in this study tested the efficacy of weekly vitamin D2 supplementation (50,000 IUs) for six months on depression in women with type 2 diabetes. Depression significantly improved following supplementation. In addition, 61 percent of patients reported shooting or burning pain in their legs and feet (neuropathic pain) and 74 percent reported numbness and tingling in their hands, fingers, and legs (sensory pain) at the beginning of the study. Researchers found a significant decrease in neuropathic and sensory pain at three and six months following vitamin D2 supplementation" - See vitamin D at Amazon.com.
  • Arginine Therapy Shows Promise for Sickle Cell Pain - Science Daily, 9/16/13 - "A deficiency of nitric oxide, a potent vasodilator, has been identified in sickle cell disease and may contribute to episodes of blocked vessels and pain. Since arginine is a building block of nitric oxide, researchers hypothesized that arginine could be a beneficial treatment for pain related to sickle cell disease ... a randomized, double blind placebo control clinical trial of 38 children with sickle cell disease hospitalized for 56 episodes of pain. The research team discovered a 54 percent reduction in the use of opioid pain medication and significantly lower pain scores at hospital discharge in those treated with arginine over those receiving placebo" - See L-arginine products at Amazon.com.
  • Alleviation of chronic pain following rat spinal cord compression injury with multimodal actions of huperzine A - Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Feb - "Compared with controls, HUP-A treatment demonstrates significant analgesic effects in both regimens. SCI rats manifested no drug tolerance following repeated bolus i.p. or chronic intrathecal HUP-A dosing. The pain-ameliorating effect of HUP-A is cholinergic dependent. Relative to vehicle treatment, HUP-A administration also reduced neural inflammation, retained higher numbers of calcium-impermeable GluR2-containing AMPA receptors, and prevented Homer1a up-regulation in dorsal horn sensory neurons. Therefore, HUP-A may provide safe and effective management for chronic postneurotrauma pain by reestablishing homeostasis of sensory circuits" - See huperzine products at iHerb.
  • Resveratrol Preserves Response to Morphine - Medscape, 11/20/12 - "Dr. Wong and colleagues induced morphine tolerance in rats and then tested whether resveratrol significantly enhanced the effects of morphine ... They found that the pain-relieving response to morphine was only about 20% of normal in the morphine-tolerant rats, whereas in similar rats receiving resveratrol, morphine responses were restored to about 60% of normal" - See resveratrol products at Amazon.com.
  • Lack of vitamin D contributes to pain in black Americans with knee osteoarthritis - Science Daily, 11/7/12 - "vitamin D deficiency may be one of many factors that account for increased pain in older black Americans with knee osteoarthritis (OA) ... During the last decade medical evidence has uncovered the importance of vitamin D, not only as a vitamin that aids in calcium absorption, but as a powerful hormone with numerous functions throughout the body. In fact, studies have found that a decreased vitamin D level reduces immunity and may contribute to diseases such as cancer and diabetes ... not everyone is aware of what factors decrease vitamin D and how low levels could contribute to health issues, including chronic pain" - See vitamin D at Amazon.com.
  • Resveratrol may preserve pain-relieving effects of morphine - Science Daily, 9/25/12 - "If the findings are confirmed in humans, resveratrol might become a useful addition to clinical pain management approaches -- especially in patients with chronic, severe pain who have become tolerant to the effects of morphine ... In morphine-tolerant rats, the pain-relieving response to morphine was about 20 percent of normal. In rats receiving resveratrol, morphine responses were restored to about 60 percent of normal ... resveratrol appeared to work in two ways. It reversed the increase in expression of a type of neurotransmitter (N-methyl D-aspartate, or NMDA) receptors associated with morphine tolerance. Resveratrol also blocked the increase of inflammation-promoting substances, called cytokines, in rats with morphine tolerance" - See resveratrol products at Amazon.com.
  • Acai juice shows joint health potential: Monavie study - Nutra USA, 4/13/11 - "At the end of the study, results showed a decline in pain measures, as well as improvements in the range of motion in the spine and other extremities" - [Abstract] - See acai berry products at iHerb.
  • Alexander Technique: A Balm For Back Pain? - NPR, 3/28/11 - "The people who had 24 lessons had gone down from about 21 days of pain that the usual care group reported to about 3 days in pain ... A summary of the results of a major back pain study published in the British Medical Journal in 2008. The study showed that the Alexander Technique was highly effective in treating back pain" - [Abstract1] [Abstract2] [Abstract3] [YouTube video]
  • Antinociceptive Effects of Docosahexaenoic Acid against Various Pain Stimuli in Mice - Biol Pharm Bull. 2010;33(6):1070-2 - "DHA administration dose-dependently exerted an antinociceptive effect against thermal and chemical stimulation in comparison to the control olive oil administration ... These findings suggest that DHA has opiod receptor-mediated pain control activities, and may provide valuable information towards an advanced therapeutic approach for pain control" - See Jarrow Max DHA at Amazon.com.
  • Spirulina extract may reverse pain sensitivity - Nutra USA, 6/2/09 - "Both doses of C-phycocyanin were found to “significantly attenuate carrageenan-induced” inflammation ... Markers of inflammation, including inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), cyclooxygeanase-2 (COX-2), and the formation of nitrate, tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and prostaglandin E2, were also measured ... induction of both iNOS and COX-2 was suppressed by the compound, and this was accompanied by an inhibition of the nitrate, PGE, and TNF-alpha formation" - [Abstract] - See spirulina at Amazon.com.
  • Antiinflammatory and antihyperalgesic activity of C-phycocyanin - Anesth Analg. 2009 Apr;108(4):1303-10 - "Pre- or posttreatment with C-PC (30 or 50 mg/kg, IP) significantly attenuated carrageenan-induced inflammatory nociception and the induction of iNOS and COX-2 at the late phase, (4 h) accompanied by an inhibition of the formation of TNF-alpha, prostaglandin E(2), nitrate and myeloperoxidase activity ... Based on these results, it is suggested that the inhibition of NO and prostaglandin E(2) over-production through suppressing iNOS and COX-2 induction and attenuation of TNF-alpha formation and neutrophil infiltration into inflammatory sites by C-PC may contribute, at least in part, to its antihyperalgesic activity" - See spirulina at Amazon.com.
  • Comfrey Root Eases Back Pain - WebMD, 5/21/09 - "The placebo users saw their pain intensity drop 38% during the study period, while comfrey root ointment users had a 95% reduction in pain. Back pain at rest was reduced 97% in the comfrey root group and 40% in the placebo group. The comfrey root ointment seemed to take effect in less than an hour" - See comfrey root products at iHerb.
  • Coffee consumption and mortality after acute myocardial infarction: The Stockholm Heart Epidemiology Program - Am Heart J. 2009 Mar;157(3):495-501 - "Self-reported coffee consumption at the time of hospitalization for myocardial infarction was inversely associated with subsequent postinfarction mortality in this population with broad coffee intake"
  • Inadequate Vitamin D Levels Linked To High Use Of Narcotic Medication By Patients In Chronic Pain - Science Daily, 3/20/09 - "Mayo Clinic research shows a correlation between inadequate vitamin D levels and the amount of narcotic medication taken by patients who have chronic pain ... Physicians who care for patients with chronic, diffuse pain that seems musculoskeletal — and involves many areas of tenderness to palpation — should strongly consider checking a vitamin D level ... many patients who have been labeled with fibromyalgia are, in fact, suffering from symptomatic vitamin D inadequacy" - See vitamin D at Amazon.com.
  • Only Exercise Effective In Preventing Low-back Problems, Review Suggests - Science Daily, 3/1/09 - "Strong and consistent evidence finds many popular prevention methods to fail while exercise has a significant impact, both in terms of preventing symptoms and reducing back pain-related work loss"
  • Study: Cymbalta May Cut Chronic Low Back Pain - WebMD, 8/26/08
  • Pain 'linked with low vitamin D' - BBC News, 8/11/08 - "Low levels of the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D, may contribute to chronic pain among women ... If I had chronic pain I would certainly check I was getting enough vitamin D" - See vitamin D at Amazon.com.
  • Associations Between Vitamin D Status and Pain in Older Adults: The Invecchiare in Chianti Study - J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Mar 5 - "Lower concentrations of 25(OH)D are associated with significant back pain in older women but not men. Because vitamin D deficiency and chronic pain are fairly prevalent in older adults, these findings suggest it may be worthwhile to query older adults about their pain and screen older women with significant back pain for vitamin D deficiency" - See vitamin D at Amazon.com.
  • Vitamin D deficiency linked to greater pain - Nutra USA, 10/15/07 - "Of these patients, 26 per cent had vitamin D inadequacy and needed almost twice the dose of morphine of the group with adequate vitamin D levels" - See vitamin D at Amazon.com.
  • More Than A Pill: Complementary Medicine Can Help With Chronic Pain - Science Daily, 10/9/07
  • 5 fixes to help you stand up to back pain - CNN, 4/17/07
  • Herbal Medicine May Be Effective for Low Back Pain - Medscape, 1/16/07 - "Short-term treatments with certain herbal medicines (including Devil's claw and willow bark) are effective for relief of acute low back pain" - See Devil's claw products and White willow bark products at iHerb.
  • Antioxidants: New Kid On The Block For Pain Relief? - Science Daily, 11/8/06
  • 3 Herbal Medicines May Ease Back Pain - WebMD, 4/18/06 - "A 60-milligram daily dose of devil's claw also appeared to cut back pain as much as a 12.5-milligram daily dose of Vioxx, a painkiller no longer on the market due to a rise in the risk of cardiovascular events -- such as heart attackheart attack and strokestroke -- in some patients"
  • omega-3 Fatty acids (fish oil) as an anti-inflammatory: an alternative to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for discogenic pain - Surg Neurol. 2006 Apr;65(4):326-31 - "were asked to take a total of 1200 mg per day of omega-3 EFAs (eicosapentaenoic acid and decosahexaenoic acid) found in fish oil supplements ... Our results mirror other controlled studies that compared ibuprofen and omega-3 EFAs demonstrating equivalent effect in reducing arthritic pain. omega-3 EFA fish oil supplements appear to be a safer alternative to NSAIDs for treatment of nonsurgical neck or back pain in this selective group" - See Mega Twin EPA at iHerb.
  • Herbal Therapies to Relieve Pain: Efficacy and Adverse Effects - Medscape, 1/13/06
  • High-Dose Omega-3 Oils Used to Treat Non-Surgical Neck and Back Pain - Doctor's Guide, 4/20/05 - "this could be the answer to the adverse effects seen with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitors, which have been associated with potentially catastrophic adverse effects ... 88% percent said they were pleased enough with the outcomes that they planned to continue using the fish oils" - See Mega Twin EPA at Amazon.com.
  • Glucosamine Ups Ibuprofen's Pain Relief - WebMD, 1/9/04 - "While the NSAID administered alone had pain-relieving effects, glucosamine administered alone produced no pain-relieving effect ... But when glucosamine was combined with an NSAID, pain relief was more pronounced" - See ibuprofen at Amazon.com and iHerb or Vitacosticon glucosamine products.
  • Lack of Vitamin D Linked to Pain - WebMD, 12/10/03
  • People with Undetermined Muscle/Bone Pain May be Vitamin D Deficient - Doctor's Guide, 12/10/03 - "Research conducted at the University of Minnesota found that 93 percent of all subjects with non-specific musculoskeletal pain were vitamin D deficient"
  • Vitamin D Effective Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain - New Hope Natural Media, 5/1/03 - "new study in Spine (2003;28:177–9) ... All participants with vitamin D deficiency reported improvement in their back pain after taking vitamin D, whereas 69% of those with normal vitamin D levels improved"
  • B-Vitamins Prove Effective In Relieving Chronic Pain - Intelihealth, 4/10/03 - "B-vitamins, such as thiamin (B1), pyridoxine (B6), and cyanocobalamin (B12), have been proven to be clinically effective in treating various painful conditions such as lumbago, sciatica, trigeminal neuralgia, facial paralysis and optic neuritis as acting as an analgesia (pain reliever)"
  • Magnet Therapy Effective for Chronic Pelvic Pain - New Hope Natural Media, 3/28/03 - "The authors point out that successful treatment depends on using magnets with proper intensity and polarity. In the studies that showed no benefit with magnets, the intensity of the magnets used was too weak to have any meaningful effect on the body"
  • Soothing Sciatica? - Dr. Weil, 7/23/02
  • Soy Fights Pain - WebMD, 3/15/02
  • Willow Bark Cheap Alternative To Pain Killers For Low Back Pain - Intelihealth, 1/31/02 - "Noting that willow bark is roughly 40% less expensive than rofecoxib [Vioxx], the researchers conclude that willow bark and rofecoxib are equally safe and effective in the treatment of low back pain, but that willow bark extract "has the current advantage of being cheaper than rofecoxib.""
  • Can Laughter Relieve Pain And Help Us Heal? Researchers Seek An Answer - Intelihealth, 9/5/01
  • Enzymes Can Hasten Pain Relief - Nutrition Science News, 2/01 - "Enzymes work not by stopping or blocking inflammation, but by supporting and quickening the process . . . By the third day after the operation, levels of C-reactive protein—a measure of inflammation—were threefold higher in the control group"

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